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Topic Title: Mushrooms on Mars !!!!!!!
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 05/07/2021 08:05 AM
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dingpatch

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https://www.popularmechanics.c...a-photos-life-on-mars/

From "Advances in Microbiology":

Fungi thrive in radiation intense environments. Sequential photos document that fungus-like Martian specimens emerge from the soil and increase in size, including those resembling puffballs (Basidiomycota). After obliteration of spherical specimens by the rover wheels, new sphericals-some with stalks-appeared atop the crests of old tracks. Sequences document that thousands of black arctic "araneiforms" grow up to 300 meters in the Spring and disappear by Winter; a pattern repeated each Spring and which may represent massive colonies of black fungi, mould, lichens, algae, methanogens and sulfur reducing species. Black fungi-bacteria-like specimens also appeared atop the rovers. In a series of photographs over three days (Sols) white amorphous specimens within a crevice changed shape and location then disappeared. White protoplasmic-mycelium-like-tendrils with fruiting-body-like appendages form networks upon and above the surface; or increase in mass as documented by sequential photographs. Hundreds of dimpled donut-shaped "mushroom-like" formations approximately 1mm in size are adjacent or attached to these mycelium-like complexes. Additional sequences document that white amorphous masses beneath rock-shelters increase in mass, number, or disappear and that similar white-fungus-like specimens appeared inside an open rover compartment. Comparative statistical analysis of a sample of 9 spherical specimens believed to be fungal "puffballs" photographed on Sol 1145 and 12 specimens that emerged from beneath the soil on Sol 1148 confirmed the nine grew significantly closer together as their diameters expanded and some showed evidence of movement. Cluster analysis and a paired sample 't' test indicates a statistically significant size increase in the average size ratio over all comparisons between and within groups (P = 0.011). Statistical comparisons indicates that arctic "araneiforms" significantly increased in length in parallel following an initial growth spurt. Although similarities in morphology are not proof of life, growth, movement, and changes in shape and location constitute behavior and support the hypothesis there is life on Mars.

Edited: 10/02/2021 at 01:02 PM by dingpatch
 10/01/2021 10:59 AM
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somebodyelse

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So are they migrants from earth?
We and several other countries have been landing spacecraft on Mars for a generation...

Any contamination, like a mold or fugus, that can withstand the space gap, could, with no competition and no threats, spread globally in years?


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 10/01/2021 11:07 AM
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RustyTruck

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For a second I expected this thread to be about Italian food.

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 10/01/2021 12:24 PM
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CurtisEflush

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I've seen people hike great distances for some shrooms... will this be their next hunting ground? That would be a trip to remember, if you could remember it.
 10/01/2021 01:46 PM
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tom

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Hiking? Pshaw. "Mushrooms on Mare" is a psychedelic equestrian event.

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 10/01/2021 05:40 PM
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CurtisEflush

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Originally posted by: tom

Hiking? Pshaw. "Mushrooms on Mare" is a psychedelic equestrian event.


Ahhh, I see what ya did there.
 10/04/2021 06:11 AM
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Cole

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Perhaps Trump had way too much gluten and it blasted all the way to Mars? It would explain some things.



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Edited: 10/04/2021 at 06:11 AM by Cole
 10/04/2021 06:52 AM
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WG

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Let's all go and grow mushrooms on mars
I'm a fun fungi
Let's all fly to the sky among the stars
Let's all go and grow mushrooms on mars
I'm a fun fungi
I'm a fun fungi
Let's all sing I'll bring my guitar
Let's all fly to the sky among the stars
Let's all go and grow mushrooms on mars
Mushrooms on mars
Mushrooms on mars
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Brandon Christison


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 10/04/2021 07:05 AM
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WG

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PM article was behind a firewall, kinda wish it could be true, but nope. just more of what is wrong with the internet.

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 10/04/2021 02:57 PM
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tom

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Dang it Ding, you've got to quit correcting things. Mare is Martian "seas" anyway so it still made sense and was way more fun. Overfished.

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WG

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very very very long ago.
I'm sure mars was alive
Might still be, but this ain't it.


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